free standing vertical pallet herb garden at diyshowoff.com
Must try this for geraniums: Place upside down in cardboard box or paper bag.....cover with newspaper and store in garage, inside wall. Do not let plants freeze. Leave them in box 'till Spring when you replant them in fresh new soil (miracle grow) works well. Plant will start growing new leaves within a week. Do not cut any stems away for at least 6 weeks, plant will double in size.
BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I start my summer garden in December and January, using a neat trick called Winter-Sowing. Winter-sowing is an outdoor method of seed germination (invented by Trudi Davidoff) which requires just two things: miniature greenhouses (made from recycled milk jugs) and Mother Nature. You can winter-sow your way to a beautiful garden, toofor pennies. Heres how:
this is seriously the easiest way to garden. never bend over, great for older people with bad knees, never pull weeds. how to build it and what to plant on link.
My neighbour has a row of roses, which he took as cuttings. I asked how he took them. He simply plunges the cuttings into the ground. But his secret of success is the humble potato! Before planting cuttings, he pushes the bottom end into a small potato, which he believes keeps the cuttings moist as they develop roots. It sounds crazy, but his row of allotment roses is proof it works.
How to Grow Hydrangas from cuttings...I'll be raiding my mom's yard now. ;)
Natural weed killer: 2c white vinegar + 1T dish soap + 1T salt. Blend and pour into a spray bottle. Will kill anything! (Easily gets rid of all those weeds growing in the cracks and seams of the driveway.)
Raised Bed Gardening. I love this layout. The stones create a pathway through the garden. Climbing plants can be planted along the trellis. Flowers can be planted along the path. Herbs and veggies can be planted in the raised garden beds, and are protected from little critters eating them before you do!
Hanging succulent garden Another thing I got up to during my week long Making Friday was to make a hanging succulent garden in my studio. It all started with the impulse buy of a magnificent Burro’s Tail from Aspen Flowers in Loop Street, and next thing I was googling macrame tutorials on the internet. Just look at how it turned out!
Hanging succulent garden tutorial
An Almost Foolproof Way to Grow an Avocado Plant from a Seed, also very good information on pruning, so the plant does not grow into a three foot high stick with a couple of leaves.
Jardines Flotantes Estas composiciones, realizadas por Fedor van der Valk, consisten en esferas de tierra recubiertas por una red y suspendidas por hilos. Las creaciones parecen suspendidas en el aire. Lo mejor es admirar, sin más comentarios, algunas de sus obras en estas fotografías.